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This is my family’s first Christmas in our new home. We can’t wait to make new Christmas memories here, while keeping alive the special family traditions that we hold dear. When I started thinking about decorating my home for Christmas, I turned to Instagram and Pinterest for ideas. I was really drawn to pictures of homes with pops of red in their Christmas decor, so I decided to go with that idea. My house is normally so neutral with very little color, and I thought it might be fun to add a splash of color for the holiday season!
My beautiful new 10 foot flocked Christmas tree from King of Christmas is the definitely the center piece of all my Christmas decorating. I’ve always wanted a flocked tree and this one is so gorgeous and realistic looking. After deciding that I would decorate my tree in a traditional style, with red and white balls, snow flake and shiny ornaments, I decided to add some black and white striped ribbon to add a little modern twist.
My mantle garland is amazing! I purchased it at a local store in Arlington, Texas called Decorator’s Warehouse. When I saw this huge flocked prelit garland there, I knew it was perfect for my large mantle. Getting it to stay up there was no easy feat however! It is very heavy, so I used six command strip hooks, wrapped rope around the garland and secured the rope to the hooks. Luckily it hasn’t moved since I put it up!
In my entryway and dining room, I decided to keep with a neutral palette. I have been collecting decorative Christmas tree of all sizes and thought they would be the perfect centerpiece for my dining room table. For the banister I wanted the garland to stand out, so I took two different types of garland from Michael’s and layered them on top of one another. I did a little diy project on the wreaths I hung on the bannister. I bought them from Michael’s several years ago and I wanted a more flocked look, so I sprayed them with artificial “snow” spray. I added ivory ribbon to the garland and new throw pillows on the bench to complete the look!
In my kitchen, I added a Magnolia leaf wreath from Target on the vent hood and bows on the backs of the counter stools to give the space a cheery and festive feel! We love baking cookies and decorating gingerbread houses every year at Christmas time. This kitchen, with such a large island, has the perfect layout for my little assistants to pull up a chair and help decorate their own Christmas cookie creations.
Now that the house is all ready for Christmas, my family and I are looking forward to enjoying our home and spending quality time together! Thanks for visiting my Christmas decorated home! I hope you enjoyed it! Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Erin is passionate about decorating on a budget and loves to share tips and ideas! She believes that you don’t have to break your budget to have a stylish home that you love!! Her belief in having affordable, stylish design led her to create the My Texas House line of products.